golfers are puling out most certainly because they dont comply to anti drug rules of the olympics. this is new matter to deal with for golfers. golf standards and controls are much lower on the ET or PGA versus the olympics.
the zika virus has a good back to support this withdraw communication.
end of story. in 4 years drugs will be in "olympic" control and more players will come.
it's obvious that the "gym" fitter golfers like mcilroy withdrew very very fast.
Without having the strokes gained stat, it is difficult to tell how good Lydia is compare to others. But whenever she's within 10 feet, I feel like she is going to make the putt and she often does. I think she is one of the top 5 putters in LPGA.
As for Julie Yang, her GIR stat is one of the worst in LPGA and she may be hitting a lot of 3rd shot (on par 4) into green, close to the hole. I don't know much more than that about her game as she rarely makes cut.
I dont turn in that high per hole, but the issue is the same...an inconsistant long swing, and I am going to take Double on the whole...my goal is +9 on 9 holes...2 doubles or more ruins that goal...Like your self, I chip on and 2 putt most every hole for 3 shots..sometimes for two if my chips are dialed in...the difference in a Single or double is an errant long swing..when its on, life is good...when its off, I may as well walk away...